Rogers to increase wireless network spending, according to report

Canada's largest carrier is challenging Bell and Telus by spending more on upgrading its wireless network


  • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

    Brace yourselves for an additional “Network Investment and Improvement Fee*”

    *not a government mandated fee

  • heynow00

    Article: Company advises they will spend over a billion dollars in 1 year on wireless network improvements, up 25% on spending from this year.

    Comments section: Mobile syrup users find something to complain about.

    • xeronine992

      I think for 2 reasons. 1) They’re going to have to spend like 10 fold to catch up to Bell/Telus and 2) where do you think that increased spending is going to come from? Probably see a 25% monthly increase on your bill in the future.

    • Aceclutch

      Nope cutting spending on other things if you read the article

  • Surveillance

    I didn’t really notice the difference between the Rogers network and the Bellus network until i actually tried Telus. After being with Rogers for 13 years (with no complaints) I tried the whole BYOD thing with an unlocked phone and couldn’t believe the difference. Rogers has some work to do, especially in cottage country (Kawartha Lakes)

    • basesloadedwalk

      Isn’t the whole point of going to cottage country to take a break from being glued to a screen? Rich people problems I guess.

    • Surveillance

      Some of us live and work in cottage country. Lucky people problems

  • Tim3Tripp3r

    In Port Alberni BC the Rogers signal is so bad that I permanently roam on EXT (Telus). It’s not that it was bad from the get go, it’s just degraded over the last few years to almost unusable but no one at HO wants to believe a lowly customer when we tell them that there’s a problem. So if Rogers wants to come to Port Alberni to spend a few $$ to fix the crappy signal then I applaud the decision.

  • Eluder

    No surprise there, Rogers network is the worst of the big 3 now, so there’s no reason to pick them anymore if price is the same, the customer service is crap with all of them, so might as well at least pay for better coverage.

    • Aceclutch

      Still stuck with Fido because loyalty pays off for me

  • Jonathon__Lucas

    I’m in the GTA with Freedom. Live and work within 10 km, never ever had a problem…… 8 gigs for $40. I caught a special. Everyone I know on Robellus (Rogers Bell Telus) is paying over $100/Mth? Yes they may have better coverage but they’re paying through the nose? Freedom is adding new frequencies as they come available and more cell towers all the time. No complaints here…….

  • Aceclutch

    Good on them. However they are the only ones who work at sky train stations in bc. Granville for example

    • Bill___A

      Yes just like Wind works in the Toronto stations (but not too far underground). I don’t understand when “public” transit has setups where it is just one carrier.

  • basesloadedwalk

    “Now, I’ve laid those out and I’ve been very clear about this: We’re going to see our [capital expenditure’ intensity in wireless to be more in line with our peers,” Natale told the Globe and Mail.

    Did anyone else catch this line in the article where the Rogers CEO refers to Bell and Telus as their PEERS and not as their competition? But their isn’t any collusion, right?

  • Craig Macartney

    Been going downhill since 2000. In my house I can walk across it and see the evolution of Rogers network on my screen. GPRS, EDGE,3G and LTE starting at the south end walking north.